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boddynock
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Posted - 14 Jan 2007 :  14:40:28  Show Profile  Visit boddynock's Homepage  Click to see boddynock's MSN Messenger address Send boddynock a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
I'm just wondering which race is the most frequently used :)


Mod edit: Realized after someone mentioned it that this poll was on the wrong shelf.

Choices:

Human
Elf
Dwarf
Halfling
Gnome
Half Elf
Half Orc
Aasimar
Tiefling
Genasi (air, water, fire, earth) please specify
something else
I''''m only a Game Master

(Anonymous Vote)

Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 15 Jan 2007 20:34:46

boddynock
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Posted - 14 Jan 2007 :  14:42:24  Show Profile  Visit boddynock's Homepage  Click to see boddynock's MSN Messenger address Send boddynock a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I play a gnome transmuter. I really like playing one of the small folk. It's also the first time that I play something different than a human in a large campaign (Once I played a drow elf in an evil mini campaign and a goblin shaman in a one day adventure)
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scererar
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I like playing half elven wiz/rog

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Jorkens
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I am a DM, but human would be the race of choice if I were to play. Gnomes on second. Come to think of it, anything but the Outsider races.
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Blackwill
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Posted - 14 Jan 2007 :  19:38:01  Show Profile  Visit Blackwill's Homepage  Click to see Blackwill's MSN Messenger address Send Blackwill a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Either a dwarf (a typical one at that) or a human, usually evil.

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Delzounblood
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Dwarf all the way baby!!!!

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Reefy
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Posted - 14 Jan 2007 :  21:25:21  Show Profile  Visit Reefy's Homepage  Click to see Reefy's MSN Messenger address Send Reefy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm usually DM, but when I play it seems humans are the most common. I do like half elves though.

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Wooly Rupert
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I've not played since the days of 2E... But I had a preference for half-elves, back then. Close to human, but they still got the infravision.

I played a couple of elves, several humans, and I kept trying to play a dwarf (every time I tried, the campaign died quickly). Halflings and gnomes have never appealed to me; I actually had to specifically decide to include these races in some of my recent hooks.

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Lemernis
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Posted - 15 Jan 2007 :  04:19:47  Show Profile  Visit Lemernis's Homepage Send Lemernis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Seeing as this is being asked in the Forgotten Realms Computer Software forum, is this thread asking what race we prefer to play in computer games such as the Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and NWN series?

In the BG games (and Single Player NWN2, if I can find ever time to return to the OC which I haven't finished) I tend to prefer humans and half-elves. I've found that time management for playing is a lot easier with a Single Player game than being a player in a NWN persistent world. I just don't have the time commit to regular gaming session with a group of players, either as a player of DM.

One can DM in the NWN series. As I mentioned I don't DM in-game in NWN, but I'm very interested in the development side of NWN persistent worlds. I like detailing the setting's lore, conceiving central storylines, and building with the toolset. Those things I can find time to work into my schedule, and/or work on as the mood strikes me.
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boddynock
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Posted - 15 Jan 2007 :  20:14:18  Show Profile  Visit boddynock's Homepage  Click to see boddynock's MSN Messenger address Send boddynock a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry Lemernis, I put this poll in the wrong chapter :-(
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by boddynock

Sorry Lemernis, I put this poll in the wrong chapter :-(



I failed to notice that, myself... But 'tis now corrected.

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Grehnar
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Posted - 15 Jan 2007 :  22:37:34  Show Profile  Visit Grehnar's Homepage Send Grehnar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like to be quirky and prefer to play the underdog. This varies from DM to DM but among my crowd can often mean human.
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The Sage
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I mostly DM these days... though when I've had PCs, they almost always been gnomes -- Rastromo Meradoc is afterall, a gnomish Sage.

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Purple Dragon Knight
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Posted - 16 Jan 2007 :  00:00:41  Show Profile  Click to see Purple Dragon Knight's MSN Messenger address Send Purple Dragon Knight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gnome, almost 4 times out of 5... love 'em!
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Sian
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Posted - 16 Jan 2007 :  05:39:43  Show Profile  Visit Sian's Homepage  Click to see Sian's MSN Messenger address Send Sian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
mainly playing elves but its only the lack of gamegroups (and willing DM's) that does that i haven't ran some of my alternative gnomes and dwarves ... one of my more interesting ideas is a dwarven envoker

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Zimme
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Posted - 16 Jan 2007 :  08:22:16  Show Profile  Click to see Zimme's MSN Messenger address Send Zimme a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I usually go for human, in all kinds of classes, though fighter is kind of a favorite.

Sometimes I feel like Beshaba is sitting on my back, devoting her entire attention to me!

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Victor_ograygor
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A human thief... burglar, assassin... Poison, backstabbing and pick pocketing. Yearh.. a human thief!

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Skydancer
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Posted - 16 Jan 2007 :  11:28:33  Show Profile  Visit Skydancer's Homepage  Click to see Skydancer's MSN Messenger address Send Skydancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Normally I play dwarfs... all sorts of them.
But now I play something completely different... an elf

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Grimbolt Hammerhand
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Posted - 16 Jan 2007 :  12:35:43  Show Profile  Visit Grimbolt Hammerhand's Homepage Send Grimbolt Hammerhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Seems like nobody plays one of the rather unusual races like the ones mentioned in the Psyonics Handbook or in the Planar Handbook
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Grace
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Posted - 16 Jan 2007 :  18:06:37  Show Profile  Visit Grace's Homepage Send Grace a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I play an Aasimar (I just like being the good guy)
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Grimbolt Hammerhand

Seems like nobody plays one of the rather unusual races like the ones mentioned in the Psyonics Handbook or in the Planar Handbook



Well, as I've mentioned before, one of my fave characters was a minotaur... Of course, this was under 2E rules; I've not played since before 3E was even announced.

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Penknight
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Posted - 16 Jan 2007 :  19:40:12  Show Profile Send Penknight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am only a DM now, but I am very fond of aasimar.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Grimbolt Hammerhand

Seems like nobody plays one of the rather unusual races like the ones mentioned in the Psyonics Handbook or in the Planar Handbook

I have.

Dromites have featured prominently in the latest stage of my extended SJ/PS campaign -- I've altered their historical details somewhat (they're now mostly Diamond Fox-styled planar merchants who wander the Phlogiston). Given their natural curiosity about other lands and races, and their inherent caste system, I thought they'd make an intriguing addition to a campaign as a race of "curious wandering merchants."

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Mazrim_Taim
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Sun Elves are my favorite race to play.

And if the PCs DO win their ways through all the liches to Larloch, “he” will almost certainly be just another lich (loaded with explosive spells) set up as a decoy, with dozens of hidden liches waiting to pounce on any surviving PCs who ‘celebrate’ after they take Larloch down. As the REAL Larloch watches (magical scrying) from afar. Myself, as DM, I’d be wondering: “Such a glorious game, so many opportunities laid out before your PCs to devote your time to, and THIS fixation is the best you can come up with? Are you SURE you’re adventurers?” -Ed Greenwood
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Grimbolt Hammerhand

Seems like nobody plays one of the rather unusual races like the ones mentioned in the Psyonics Handbook or in the Planar Handbook

I have.

Dromites have featured prominently in the latest stage of my extended SJ/PS campaign -- I've altered their historical details somewhat (they're now mostly Diamond Fox-styled planar merchants who wander the Phlogiston). Given their natural curiosity about other lands and races, and their inherent caste system, I thought they'd make an intriguing addition to a campaign as a race of "curious wandering merchants."




Diamond Fox, huh? That sounds so familiar...

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The Sage
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Well, with all the name changing -- Sea Foxes, Diamond Sharks, and then back to Sea Foxes again... it seems like the easiest course to follow.

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